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Pair of Moccasins

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Hide, glass beads
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 4 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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CAPTION Native American, possibly Sarsi. Pair of Moccasins, 19th century. Hide, glass beads, 4 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.19a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 50.67.19a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This pair of moccasins is made of hide with beaded geometric designs in green, yellow and white. There are two beaded cross motifs (possibly a star) on the vamp of each moccasin. The triangular design down the front might indicate deer hoof, rope, person, rope deer hoof or buffalo hoof. The sinuous beding along the side may indicate pathways. Note: design signification cannot be definately determined as abstract designs can mean different things according to each maker.The cuff of each moccasin has been cut into points. Condition fair. Beadwork stable. Cuffs are slightly stiff.
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Pair of Moccasins